18 September 2016
Dear students and colleagues
After consulting with a number of different stakeholders, the University of Cape Town executive has made the difficult decision to suspend classes, lectures and tests on Monday, 19 September.
UCT Libraries, including the 24/7 study area, will also be closed.
Health Science Faculty students based in hospitals and clinical service should still attend to their responsibilities.
The university remains open, however, and all staff are requested to come to work. The security situation will be assessed throughout the course of the day and if it changes, you will be advised. If staff experience disruption or intimidation, they are requested to please engage with their line manager.
The Vice-Chancellor will be sending a follow-up communication to the campus community.
Updates will be available on the UCT website and UCT's Facebook and Twitter platforms. Please note that the situation is changing constantly and we request everyone to monitor these platforms for regular updates.
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